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Samuel Smith's India Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,564 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,564
Reviews: 864
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 19
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001)
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4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Like a normal pale but darker and possibly a tad bit murkier. Not much of a head the way I poured into the glass.

S: Not much here; although I'm not the best judge of aroma of beers. If anything, I get woody notes and some bitterness.

T: Awesome! After tasting Coopers Sparkling Ale I was looking for a beer in similar style and this exceeded my expectations. I love the English-style pale ale more than the American and this is the prime example of why. Earthy tones, bitterness from the hops, nice caramel malt backbone, breadiness, and yeast.

M: Thicker than expected. Medium I'd say with a good creaminess. Kind of yeasty. Very tasty.

O: This is what makes a good English style pale ale. Nice and crispy, yet full of flavors. The English touch (the breadiness and toffee-like character) makes this beer a winner not only in style but in craft.

titty_mcbitty, Jul 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

vermilcj, Friday at 03:11 AM
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Phoneguy, Sep 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

RupertRonco, Sep 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

parintele, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

kotzbauerm, Sep 19, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

stomioka, Sep 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Lobina, Sep 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Jazzin321, Sep 17, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -13%

Didier, Sep 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

iL0VEbeer, Sep 10, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +21.7%

This beer has wonderful balance and a rich flavor of hops and malts. On the nose I get fresh notes of malt and wheat with smaller hints of citrus and caramel. I also get a fresh hint of hops on the palate. If you are huge into hops and want a lot in your beer, this one may not be for you. However, I will say that this is one of the better IPAs I have had. Absolutely great!

AyeMito, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

MWilcox20, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Rocketman2013, Sep 07, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +14.1%

vpdp0001, Sep 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Really like this one, Starts with a nice foamy head, (doesn't stay long though), has a malty flavour, hops in back, medium feel, I'll have another, thanks

Yanknonion, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

aoampm, Sep 04, 2014
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Lovethemhopps, Sep 04, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +4.6%

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3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

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Samuel Smith's India Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 1,564 ratings.